Suspect steals customer’s car from Wilson Co. dealership; police asking for assistance

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The Wilson County Hyundai dealership was burglarized on Friday. Now, the Lebanon Police Department is hoping the public can help them identify the suspect involved.  

Police say the business was burglarized on the night of Mar. 14 into the morning of the 15.  

Mitchel Bone, a partner of the dealership, said there was thousands of dollars’ worth of damage left behind when the thief broke office windows and glass paneling.  

“He (the suspect) went through all of our technician’s toolboxes, one by one through the shop, before he made it to the main part of the building. He used a hammer from the shop.”  

Bone added that he was surprised the burglar left without taking any of the dealership’s iPads, computers, or other electronics. And instead of taking a new car, the thief took a customer’s car that was currently being serviced.  

“I don’t know why he went inside the building and pulled out a customer’s car instead of taking a brand new one.”  

Bone said Wilson Hyundai will be adding additional security measures now that this burglary has taken place.  

“We’re putting in an alarm system, were revamping our cameras and looking at several other items to protect what everyone has worked so hard to build here.”  

There is a reward offered for information leading to an arrest. If you can identify this suspect or have any information about this crime, contact Det. Allison Daniel at 615-453-4326 or 

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